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One in four women earns more than her husband or partner

The number of "breadwinning wives" is on the rise, with 2.7 million women now earning more than their husbands or boyfriends.

New analysis of official figures shows that there has been a fivefold increase in the number of women who earn more than their partners over the last generation, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Out of all the couples in Britain where one half earns more than the other, it was the woman who was the main breadwinner in 25% of cases during 2006-7.

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February 2, 2010

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